A Troy University professor believes that regardless of who shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over the Ukraine on Thursday, the incident may prove to be a "game changer" in the region's ongoing confrontation.
Dr. Michael O. Slobodchikoff, an expert on Russia and Ukraine, specializes in relations between Russia and the former Soviet states, international conflict and peace, and comparative politics, and has offered his insights into the recent Ukrainian developments as an analyst for BBC World News and Voice of Russia Radio.
Some of his observations of the current incident:
He is the author of Strategic Cooperation: Overcoming the Barriers of Global Anarchy, and is currently writing another book : Building Hegemonic Order Russia's Way: Rules, Stability and Predictability in the Post-Soviet Space. Dr. Slobodchikoff is available for on-camera interviews on the Troy Campus, via Skype or a visit to a network affiliate in Montgomery, Ala. To view a video of Dr. Slobodchikoff speaking about Ukraine and Crimea, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoyoNA3hqWM and to see his BBC interviews visit http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHaP920-Ze8ikhBAj4EHhFQ.
To schedule an interview with Dr. Slobodchikoff, contact the University Relations Office at 334-670-3196, or contact Clif Lusk (email@example.com) or Matt Clower (firstname.lastname@example.org) via email. Clif can be reached by cell phone at 334-268-9982.